President Joe Biden’s sinking approval rating has sent shockwaves through the Democrat Party. With only a year left in his presidency, Biden’s decisions regarding illegal immigration, the struggling economy, and foreign conflicts have hit his popularity hard. To make matters worse, a recent New York Times poll revealed that former President Trump is leading Biden in five out of the six battleground states. Trump’s lead in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, and Pennsylvania has Democrats in a state of panic. The only glimmer of hope for Biden is that he is leading in Wisconsin, but only by a slim margin.
New Poll Has Democrats Panicking Over Biden's 2024 Chances
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Representative Pramila Jayapal has joined the chorus of concern, warning that Biden is in “great trouble” of losing the 2024 election to Trump. She pointed out the deep division in the country and the moral crisis that young people and minority communities perceive in the current administration. Jayapal’s words reflect the growing sentiment among Democrats that their control is at stake and winning back disillusioned voters will not come easy.
The poll also revealed that Trump is surprisingly leading in Nevada by a significant ten percentage points. This is particularly alarming as Nevada has not voted for a Republican presidential candidate since 2004. The White House may try to downplay these poll results, but Democrats cannot ignore the underlying worry that the 80-year-old Biden might not secure the 2024 election.
Former Obama White House adviser David Axelrod went as far as suggesting that Biden drop out of the race to give room for more competitive Democrat candidates to face Trump. He believes that the recent polling will create doubt within the party. Senator Richard Blumenthal shares this concern, stating that recent presidential races have all been closely contested. Winning against Trump will require a tremendous amount of effort, focus, and resources.
These turbulent times for the Biden administration and the Democrat Party only fuel the fire of conservative critics who have long warned of the president’s shortcomings. The sinking approval ratings lay bare the consequences of his policies and decisions. It remains to be seen if Biden can turn the tide and secure his party’s future in the upcoming 2024 election.